In RFD this week, we enjoyed showing our Year 5 buddies the EYFS outdoor area. It was lovely to watch the children working together and sharing ideas.
Our focus this week has been understanding how to be a good friend. We read the story Sharing A Shell. You can watch it at home too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NL2nJIuB7bI
After we talked about how our classroom is like shell, with lots of sea creatures sharing it. We then practiced our friendship skills during circle time. We started by passing around a hermit crab shell and, when it was our turn, we said something nice about the person next to us. Next, we passed a gentle handshake around the circle and finally passed a smile around. Later in the week, Miss Dennis told us that Hermy the hermit crab was feeling lonely. The children were encouraged to write or draw something kind that would cheer him up. We ended our week of friendship by being introduced to the ‘branch of kindness’ which is now hanging up in our classroom. When children say or do something kind, they will be invited to decorate a leaf to hang on from the branch.
In Phonics this week we have learned j, v, y and w. On Friday, we practiced the letter formation. You can practice at home too: